The Global Esports Federation announced a historic milestone at the Connected @Townhall session held on July 27, 2021, as it welcomed the 100th Member Federation – Emirates Esports, representing the United Arab Emirates. Since its worldwide launch in December 2019, the GEF has confirmed a series of landmark partnerships and welcomed Member Federations from across the world.
Chris Chan, GEF President, said of this historic milestone, “The Global Esports Federation has established a powerful convening platform built to be of service to the world’s esports community. The continued rise of esports and inclusive engagement with youth underpin our work in promoting the credibility, legitimacy, and prestige of esports globally.”
Emirates Esports, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa al Nahyan, as President, actively promotes esports in the United Arabic Emirates and is firmly committed to advancing the GEF’s values of equality, fair play, diversity, inclusion, and innovation.
At the Connected @Townhall session, the GEF also called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Member Federations to host future Global Esports Games. The flagship Global Esports Games will be hosted in Singapore 2021, Istanbul 2022, and Riyadh 2023. Host cities for the Global Esports Games 2024 – 2027 will be announced during the Singapore 2021 Global Esports Games in December this year.